essential fructosuria

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the presence of fructose in the urine.
essential fructosuria a benign, autosomal recessive disorder of carbohydrate metabolism due to a defect in fructokinase and manifested only by fructose in the blood and urine.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

es·sen·tial fruc·to·su·ri·a

a benign, asymptomatic inborn error of metabolism due to deficiency of fructokinase, the first enzyme in the specific fructose pathway; fructose appears in the blood and urine, but is simply excreted unchanged; autosomal recessive inheritance. A fructokinase deficiency.
See also: hereditary fructose intolerance.
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